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Sinusitis Cure - Sinusitis- How I Beat It- You can Too
After two painful sinus operations, I was still coming down with infections. I had to find some real remedy to my sinusitis problem, as I was tired of taking antibiotics and especially tired of the dull, deep headaches every time I had an attack.

Use a Waterpik and Adaptor
When I first started following Dr. Grossan's advice he suggested using a WaterPik machine, and these have been sold for years as devices to improve gum and dental health. Dr. Grossan simply sold an adaptor and a saline solution, although one can use table salt. Although much more expensive than salt, I find that this saline solution is convenient, works well, and has no preservatives. I usually purchase a dozen containers at a time, and these will last up to a year with one application per day. One simply puts a spoonful of saline solution into the WaterPik tank and then about 16 oz. of warm water to dissolve the powder. Then the nasal adaptor is put into one nostril and the machine will gently propel half the liquid through one's nasal canal, and it will drain out the other side. One then puts the adaptor in the other nostril and repeats the procedure on that side. This procedure is done while leaning over a sink. I then normally put more water into the tank and use the WaterPik on my teeth as it was originally intended, and I've helped my gum and dental health as well. My dental hygienist has made several comments about how much better my gums and teeth are when I go in for cleanings. The whole effort only takes about 5 minutes or so, including wiping everything dry. I normally do the irrigation once a day about an hour before bed, but if I happen to wake up with more than the usual congestion in the morning, I'll do it then as well. The length of an article is rather immaterial about its response from people. People are more interested in the matter about Sinuses, and not length.

Sinus Operations- Try to Avoid
The operations were no fun. After the first one my nose was "packed". This means that in order to stop the bleeding, the ENT specialist/surgeon put a large amount of gauze in my nose, which means that one can only breathe through the mouth for the week or so of recovery time. In other words, swallowing and breathing cannot occur at the same time. This is a good way to lose weight, as one cannot eat much, but it is not a great way to live. At the end of this period, before pulling out the gauze, the doctor said "this will feel like I'm pulling your brains out through your nose". This was the most accurate statement he ever made to me. Pulling what seemed like 6 feet of moist, sticky gauze out of my nose was an almost surrealistically painful sensation. But I thought, "if my deviated septum is now fixed, at least I can look forward to no sinus infections in the future, or at least a lot fewer of them. I was wrong again, as they started coming back after a few months. I changed ENT specialists since the first one put me through tons of pain for no gain. After a couple of years of treatment with this new doctor, I decided to take his advice and try another operation. Among other therapies, I had allergy shots during that time, even though I only tested positive for minor allergies to a couple of things. My nose was not "packed" this time, but there was still plenty of pain. Again my hopes for an infection-free future were dashed when they started up again after a few months. So after two operations by two different ENT specialists, I said "enough is enough". For those considering sinus operations to fix things like a deviated septum, here's my considered advice: don't do it. At least try the nasal irrigation recommended by Dr. Murray Grossan which is explained below before you do. One hears about people who have had 5 or 6 sinus operations, and these either don't work, or if they do cause improvement, it doesn't last very long. Some people have told me that a sinus operation "fixed" their problems, but I am skeptical. The more interesting an article, the more takers there are for the article. So we have made it a point to make this article on Neti Pot as interesting as possible!
  • Best of luck to all sinusitis sufferers.
  • I hope this information will help improve your lives as much as it has helped me.
  • Please don't hesitate to forward this article to friends and family who suffer from sinusitis.

The Easiest Way to Start
In the past couple of years Dr. Grossan has come up with his own machine for nasal irrigation. It is called the Hydro Pulse Nasal Irrigation System. For about $89 plus shipping one receives the Hydro Pulse Nasal/Sinus Irrigator, 2 Original Sinus Irrigator Tips , 2 Original Throat Irrigator Tips, Breathe-ease XL Nasal Moisturizer (this is the saline solution), and excerpts from,"The Sinus Cure" by Dr. Grossan. This article has been written with the intention of showing some illumination to the meaning of Sinusitis Problem. This is so that those who don't know much about Sinusitis Problem can learn more about it.

This is the Easiest Way to Start, as You Have Everything Needed
If the system works well and you want to continue to do nasal irrigation on a daily basis, I would suggest purchase of a pack of one dozen saline solution boxes, as the price is lower per box and there is only one shipping charge to pay. Of course one could still purchase a WaterPik at a retail store and buy the Dr. Grossan's adaptor and saline solution to work with it. For information about how to purchase these items, and also how to download a free ebook written by Dr. Grossan, follow the links at the end of this article. As we got to writing on Sinus, we found that the time we were given to write was inadequate to write all that there is to write about Sinus! So vast are its resources.

Sinus Infections or Sinusitis is an Inflammation of the Sinuses
Sinuses are the hollow openings or cavities in the bones of the skull around the nose. Sinusitis is the swelling of these sinuses because of some allergic or immune reaction. This swelling causes air to be trapped inside the sinuses along with other secretions like mucus, putting pressure on the sinus walls. This pressure produces pain and a lot of discomfort, often referred to as a sinus attack.
  • There are also over-the-counter pain killers and decongestants that may provide a lot of relief.
  • Decongestants may be in the form of tablets or sprays.
  • However, prolonged use of these medications is not recommended.
  • It is better to consult a specialist if the infection does not lessen.
  • Severe sinus infections that persist for a long period of time may lead to formation of nasal polyps.
  • A lot of relief can also be provided by surgically removing these polyps or correcting a deviated septum.
  • These surgeries would open the airway in the nose and provide significant relief.
  • Surgeries like the endoscopic sinus surgery are another way to provide sinus infection relief.

Sinus infection is a very common allergy that affects million of people throughout the world every year. Millions of dollars are spent for sinus medications and sinus research. Sinus infections may be because of some viral or fungal infections. In such cases, treatment should be provided for curing those infections. Even though a complete cure may take some time, there are many things that can be done to provide relief to the patient. There are many home remedies that provide a lot of relief: These remedies include inhaling steam, using saline nasal spray, applying gentle heat over the inflamed area, lying down in a darkened room, using a decoction of mustard seeds and water instilled in the nostrils, drinking juice of ripe grapes, eating jalapeno pepper, inhaling peppermint steam, applying a paste of cinnamon and water or dry ginger and water, and so on.
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